Sport: The Long Mile

It took just a shade over four minutes to run the Wanamaker Mile last January, but it took more than ten months to decide, beyond further appeal, who won. Last week, after polling a convention of its far-flung membership, the National A.A.U. hoisted its decision: Wisconsin's Don Gehrmann.

This was a natural, if delayed, comfort to Gehrmann, who had been named the winner in the first place when Chief Judge Asa Bushnell intervened to break a tie among the place judges (TIME, Feb. 6). It was a matching disappointment to Manhattan FBI-Man Fred Wilt, who was ruled the winner 13 days after...

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